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Title Brazil's Dance with the Devil : The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy / By Dave Zirin.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, [2014].
©2014.

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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  981 ZIR    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.483 ZIRIN    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  306.483 ZIRIN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.483 Z68b    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  306.483 ZIRIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  306.483 ZIRIN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  306.483 ZIRIN    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  981.066 ZIR    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  306.483 ZI    Check Shelf
Description xi, 246 pages : illustrations, map, portraits, ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236).
Summary As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracan√£ Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.
Contents Finding Michael Jackson in Rio -- Brazil: "A Country for Everyone" -- "There Is No Sin Below the Equator" -- Oh, Lula! -- Futebol: The Journey from Daring to Fear -- Killing Santa -- Neoliberal Trojan Horses and Sporting Shock Doctrines -- Target Fevelas -- "FIFA-Quality Schools"
Subject Sports -- Brazil -- History -- 21st century.
World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Political aspects.
World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Social aspects.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Political aspects.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Social aspects.
Soccer -- Tournaments -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Soccer -- Tournaments -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Sports tournaments -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Sports tournaments -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Democracy -- Brazil.
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